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AT&T home automation service Digital Life has launched in seven new cities — Baltimore, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, and Washington, D.C. — bringing the service to a total of 22 markets in the U.S.

We first got a look at Digital Life back in May 2012, but it finally launched in 15 major markets a month ago. The service competes with Verizon’s Home Monitoring and Control system and Comcast’s Xfinity Home.

Digital Life gives users management over many functions in their home, including a 24-hour security system, climate control, and lights. There’s also advanced controls to let you lock doors and windows remotely and check carbon monoxide levels and water pipes. AT&T offers up mobile applications for iOS, Android, and Windows Phones that let you control these functions whether you are at home or away.

The basic version of the service costs $30 per month with an initial $150 equipment fee that includes a battery backup, wireless keypad entry, key chain remotes, sensors, and an indoor siren. The premium “smart security” version costs $40 per month with a $250 equipment fee that includes a motion sensor, carbon monoxide sensor, glass break sensor, smoke sensor, and takeover kit. Premium users can also sign up for additional packages for advanced camera, energy, water, and door management.

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